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10 Outstanding Male Monologues


Here are ten popular monologues for male performers that are often recommended for auditions:

  1. Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” monologue from Hamlet by William Shakespeare

  2. Macbeth’s “Is this a dagger” monologue from Macbeth by William Shakespeare

  3. Romeo’s “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks” monologue from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

  4. Stanley Kowalski’s “I’ve been on to you from the start” monologue from A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

  5. Javert’s “Stars” monologue from Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil

  6. Mark Antony’s “Friends, Romans, countrymen” monologue from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

  7. Roy Cohn’s “I have a reputation to uphold” monologue from Angels in America by Tony Kushner

  8. George’s “I don’t like our chances” monologue from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

  9. Richard III’s “Now is the winter of our discontent” monologue from Richard III by William Shakespeare

  10. Walter Lee Younger’s “The world’s all right with you” monologue from A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

These monologues offer a range of emotions, character types, and styles to suit different audition requirements. When selecting a monologue, consider the age range, genre, and tone of the character you are auditioning for. It’s crucial to choose a monologue that resonates with you, allowing you to showcase your acting abilities and make a strong impression on the casting panel.

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